Vehicle Safety: Winter Driving Edition
Snowy roads aren’t a new phenomenon for Canadians. But even with years of winter driving experience, snow and ice covered roads can cause issues. Traffic collisions become more common on the slick pavement and snow can obscure obstacles. With this list of safety tips, you can be ready for any surprises that winter driving can bring!
- Check the weather and road conditions before you leave
- Use winter tires
- Give snow plows space: snow plows don’t have the best visibility for their drivers. Give snow plows enough space to safety do their jobs, and don’t try to pass them.
- Create a winter safety kit
- Clean the snow off of your vehicle’s windshield and lights! If you don’t, you could get a ticket in Ontario!
- Be cautious when passing vehicles. The slippery roads make using quick driving maneuvers more risky.
- If your windshield wipers are leaving streaks, they could be covered in road salt! Clean them off with a wet cloth, and your windshield will be streak-free!
- Clean your parking sensors and backup camera! Road salt can dirty your backup camera, and interfere with your backup sensors.
- Make sure that your tires are properly inflated!
With these tips in mind, winter driving should be a breeze!
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